Kaushal Shah is the controller for the Foundation. Prior to joining Irvine, he served as controller and director of Finance, Fiscal Sponsorship Operations for the Tides Center. Prior to Tides, Kaushal was corporate controller at a local boutique investment bank, Merriman Holdings Inc. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in California and was an auditor with the regional public accounting firm of Burr Pilger Mayer. He is a longtime California resident and earned his Bachelor of Science in business administration with a concentration in accounting and finance at Cal Poly State University.